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Exams are over! Here are Halsa Care’s Top 5 tips to release your stress and tension.

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1) Get Moving! Anything from a light walk to a gym session, the post-exercise endorphin rush can sharply cut the body’s negative reactions to stress. Increased heart rate and blood flow around the body change your physiological state and allow your muscles and your mind to relax. The Mayo Clinic states that, “Virtually any form of exercise, from aerobics to yoga, can act as a stress reliever. If you’re not an athlete or even if you’re out of shape, you can still make a little exercise go a long way toward stress management”.

 

2) Treat yourself! Stress levels and a proper diet are closely related. Unfortunately, it’s when we have the most work that we forget to eat well and resort to using sugary, fatty snack foods as a go-to energy boost. Step away from the vending machine and plan ahead. Fruits and vegetables are always good, and fish with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce the symptoms of stress. Your body will thank you for the nutrients and the goodness a proper meal brings. You get out what you put in!Treat yourself! Stress levels and a proper diet are closely related. Unfortunately, it’s when we have the most work that we forget to eat well and resort to using sugary, fatty snack foods as a go-to energy boost. Step away from the vending machine and plan ahead. Fruits and vegetables are always good, and fish with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce the symptoms of stress. Your body will thank you for the nutrients and the goodness a proper meal brings. You get out what you put in!

 

3) Take a Nap! High stress levels can cause you to lose sleep, and a lack of sleep can also be a big factor in high stress levels. This downwards spiral can cause you to form a vicious cycle that results in you getting worse over time. Minimum 7-8 hours of sleep is recommended to let your body relax and recharge. A great way to switch off is to limit your screen time before bed, either from phones, tablets or the TV, manage your time and do your best to get in bed at a set hour. These little things will go a huge way to help you get the best nights rest possible.

 

4) Take a Time Out! This could be as easy as doing something you love or it can be in the form of a specific relaxation technique such as yoga, meditation or practising mindfulness. Mindfulness is a concept that requires you to focus all your minds energy on the present time and space, anything from appreciating the colour of a flower to seeing what shapes you can recognise in the clouds. The minds focus helps the body and all of the ‘white noise’ around you melt away and allows you to be present in the moment. Linda Blair clinical psychologist and author of ‘The Key To Calm’ says you can practice mindfulness and relax in just 3 minutes.

 

5) Come and see us! Here at Halsa all of our great practitioners are well versed in helping people like you adapt to and reduce the stress in your life. The Chiropractic Adjustment has been shown to improve your brain-body connections through your nervous system thus allowing you to work at optimal level. Dr. Roger Sperry (Nobel Prize recipient for brain research) states that “90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine”. Keep your spine and muscles functioning at their best and your brain will do the rest!

Book your appointment now.

 

Post by Andy Mitchel